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College is a Valuable and Accessible Experience

College is a Valuable and Accessible Experience

Opinion by Brandon Fishbein, MVHS Class of 2017 Many students ask themselves “What am I going to do after High School ends?” I myself asked the same thing my senior year of High School at MVHS. I decided that I would pursue higher education, so that I could achieve my dream and be successful later […]

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Opinion by Cameron Ling The block schedule at Mount Vernon High School is a welcome change. The teachers had to be devoted to having the modified block because it conflicts with their years long schedule. They sacrificed their normal schedule to help us the students. The schedule has given  the students an opportunity to come […]

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

Opinion by Catherine Yeoman Mount Vernon High School has created a designated time every Friday for students to improve on their academics called MTSS. During this time, students are able to go to their classes to receive extra help, retake assignments, and work on homework. Some students need to have the whole MTSS time to […]

School Should Subsidize Cost of Gas

School Should Subsidize Cost of Gas

Opinion by John Butz Paying for transportation to Kirkwood classes is turning out difficult for high school students. I pay 10 dollars each day to drive to Kirkwood, back to Mount Vernon and then back home. Over all that ends up being 1,800 dollars in one year. To me that’s unrealistic for a high school […]

The Problematic Presentation of Our Dress Code

The Problematic Presentation of Our Dress Code

Opinion by Laurel Sherman As you walk down the hallways at Mount Vernon High School, you see students wearing a wide variety of clothing, ranging from sweatpants to dresses. Many students, specifically girls, like to express themselves through their clothing. However, when the administration ostracizes someone for wearing what they enjoy because they find it […]

Don’t Kill the Grind

Don’t Kill the Grind

Opinion by Preston Shultz The school dance can be a time for many students to let loose, dress up, and have a good time. A dance typically requires one thing, music. This past homecoming, the student council spent hours putting together a playlist that would be enjoyable for everyone. The playlist had no swear words […]

We Must Teach Understanding

We Must Teach Understanding

Opinion by Alina Merlak Imagine the school playground. For some, this was place of good memories, laughing with friends over childish jokes, and enjoying the carefree nature of being a kid. But for others, the school grounds remind them of the times they didn’t fit in, the different ways they were picked on, or how […]

MTSS Check-in: The School’s Prison

MTSS Check-in: The School’s Prison

Opinion by Blaine Schumacher Mount Vernon has introduced a new 20-minute time period into the MTSS class period. During this time, all students must stay inside their assigned class unless they are claimed, or they have a pass. Students understand that this time was put in place to reduce the amount of distractions while also […]

New Schedule Is Good for Students

New Schedule Is Good for Students

Opinion by Austin Ash Block schedule has been a valuable asset to this school. Walking through the halls of MVHS I hear people talking about how helpful it is to have time to catch up on homework, make up quizzes or get help from a teacher. With our new block schedule, there are four 85-minute […]

Parking Needs Improvement

Parking Needs Improvement

Opinion by Garrett Welch Students and visitors face problems with parking during school and at sporting events held in the Mount Vernon High School gym. Problems vary from no parking spots in the parking lots to cars being backed up all the way to Highway 30. The solution to this problem isn’t easy but the […]